Anyone who wants to improve the quality of life for older people welcome!
This event will explore the positive impact being more physically active can have on issues commonly associated with ageing.
This event is particularly relevant for individuals working in the following sectors and/or areas
- Public Health
- Sport and Leisure
- Leisure Trusts
- Leisure Facilities
- Adult Social Care
- Falls prevention
- Exercise Referral
- Physio/Exercise therapy
- Long term health conditions including mental health
- Instructors/practitioners working on older people's programmes
Featured presentations will include:
1. Raising the bar on strength and balance: The importance of community-based provision
This presentation delivered by the Centre for Ageing Better presents the models of delivery, issues, barriers and innovative solutions of community-based strength and balance programmes.
2. Loneliness in Later Life
This presentation delivered by Age UK Reading will present some of the headlines discovered by research carried out by Age UK, along with potential solutions. Colleagues from Wokingham Borough Council Sport and Leisure will provide an outline of the solution they have developed to help tackle this issue locally.
3. Dementia Friendly Sport and Physical Activity guide
Get Berkshire Active's Healthy Communities Manager; Kirsty Heath will present this guide on behalf of the Alzheimers Society which has been developed to inform and educate individuals and organisations so they have a better understanding of dementia and how it affects people. It also provides tools and guidance so that the sector can help more people affected by dementia lead more active lives.
This event will also feature
- Round table discussions and action planning on common issues cited when attempting to encourage ageing adults to be more active such as engaging more men.
- Shake up Activities - short, simple, low cost activity ideas that anyone can replicate within their own setting.
Come along and help to improve the lives of older people in Berkshire!